Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Standing Ovation For These Pickups

2006 Upper Deck Ovation is a product I’m surprised more bloggers aren’t busting.  The product looks nice, there are good names on the rookie checklist, it’s cheap, and it guarantees a relic and an autograph per box.  Sounds like the perfect combination for any mildly-budgeted collector to me.

I don’t practice what I preach; I have yet to purchase a box of Ovation.  This is due to the fact that I am literally poorer than dirt and can only afford one or two cards from this product that I’m sure will be busted by my hands in the near future.  Whew, that was lengthy.
These Ovation Rookies are numbered to 999 and fall one every box.  I picked up arguably the biggest name in the set and another solid player for about a buck each.  Not too shabby.
Okay, I’m kind of in between on this.  I do like the design and David DeJesus, but I’m not feeling the only thing that matters… the autograph.  Look at it.  It’s so bare and bulgy.  And no, I am not talking about DeJesus’s autograph (which also sucks), but the giant rectangle cutout UD has to desperately include.  Why couldn’t they just make the rectangle smaller?  Did it really need to be that big?  Look at all that white.  It’s whiter than…

…you know what, I’m above that.

No I’m not.


  1. I was considering doing a case break of Ovation... would that be something that interests you?

  2. I didn't even know Ovation came out in '06.